CHILD PROTECTION
Did you know in Belize 1 in 5 young girls age 15 is currently married or in a union?
6 questions polled on this topic
65% response rate
262 responded out of 405 polled
Sep 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a girl to live with a boyfriend or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a boy to live with a girlfriend or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
What do you think is the main reason girls/boys (below age 18) are living with a girlfriend or boyfriend or married?
Sep 18. 2018
What would you do if you knew a girl or a boy below age 18 is planning to live with or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
Do you think it is okay for a girl or boy to be with someone who is 10 years older or more?
Sep 18. 2018
Do you think that Government of Belize is doing enough to prevent a girl/boy from living with a boyfriend/girlfriend or getting married?

POLL RESULTS

SEP 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a girl to live with a boyfriend or get married?
262 responded out of 405 polled
Female
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
4%
15-17
 
15-17
25%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
10%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

Male
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
25%
18-19
 
18-19
46%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
5%
31+
 
31+
0-14
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
0%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
0%
26-30
 
26-30
40%
31+
 
31+

15-19
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
17%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
11%
26-30
 
26-30
4%
31+
 
31+

20-24
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
29%
18-19
 
18-19
49%
20-25
 
20-25
16%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

25-30
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
5%
15-17
 
15-17
28%
18-19
 
18-19
44%
20-25
 
20-25
21%
26-30
 
26-30
3%
31+
 
31+

31-34
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
17%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
17%
20-25
 
20-25
33%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

35+
6%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
24%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
6%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
5%
15-17
 
15-17
24%
18-19
 
18-19
53%
20-25
 
20-25
14%
26-30
 
26-30
3%
31+
 
31+
SEP 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a boy to live with a girlfriend or get married?
259 responded out of 262 polled
Female
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
1%
15-17
 
15-17
22%
18-19
 
18-19
61%
20-25
 
20-25
15%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

Male
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
2%
15-17
 
15-17
23%
18-19
 
18-19
51%
20-25
 
20-25
23%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+
0-14
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
0%
18-19
 
18-19
40%
20-25
 
20-25
40%
26-30
 
26-30
20%
31+
 
31+

15-19
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
17%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

20-24
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
23%
18-19
 
18-19
56%
20-25
 
20-25
19%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

25-30
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
38%
20-25
 
20-25
26%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

31-34
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
50%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

35+
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
29%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
12%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
2%
15-17
 
15-17
22%
18-19
 
18-19
56%
20-25
 
20-25
19%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+
SEP 18. 2018
What do you think is the main reason girls/boys (below age 18) are living with a girlfriend or boyfriend or married?
251 responded out of 259 polled
Female
37%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
2%
Violence
 
Violence
20%
Poverty
 
Poverty
5%
Education
 
Education
4%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
3%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
9%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
20%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

Male
34%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
3%
Violence
 
Violence
13%
Poverty
 
Poverty
6%
Education
 
Education
5%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
10%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
7%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
23%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect
0-14
20%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
0%
Violence
 
Violence
0%
Poverty
 
Poverty
0%
Education
 
Education
20%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
40%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
20%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
0%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

15-19
43%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
1%
Violence
 
Violence
10%
Poverty
 
Poverty
1%
Education
 
Education
1%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
6%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
9%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
27%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

20-24
39%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
3%
Violence
 
Violence
16%
Poverty
 
Poverty
5%
Education
 
Education
3%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
5%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
8%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
21%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

25-30
21%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
0%
Violence
 
Violence
31%
Poverty
 
Poverty
15%
Education
 
Education
3%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
5%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
5%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
21%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

31-34
33%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
0%
Violence
 
Violence
0%
Poverty
 
Poverty
17%
Education
 
Education
17%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
0%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
0%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
33%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

35+
18%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
6%
Violence
 
Violence
35%
Poverty
 
Poverty
6%
Education
 
Education
18%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
0%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
0%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
18%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect
35%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
2%
Violence
 
Violence
17%
Poverty
 
Poverty
5%
Education
 
Education
4%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
6%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
8%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
22%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect
SEP 18. 2018
What would you do if you knew a girl or a boy below age 18 is planning to live with or get married?
245 responded out of 251 polled
Female
5%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
28%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
40%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
5%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
23%
Nothing
 
Nothing

Male
7%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
23%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
28%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
9%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
33%
Nothing
 
Nothing
0-14
20%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
20%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
60%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
0%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
0%
Nothing
 
Nothing

15-19
4%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
18%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
43%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
6%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
28%
Nothing
 
Nothing

20-24
6%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
21%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
31%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
8%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
34%
Nothing
 
Nothing

25-30
5%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
24%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
26%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
11%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
34%
Nothing
 
Nothing

31-34
0%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
33%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
50%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
0%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
17%
Nothing
 
Nothing

35+
12%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
35%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
35%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
6%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
12%
Nothing
 
Nothing
6%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
26%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
35%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
7%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
27%
Nothing
 
Nothing
SEP 18. 2018
Do you think it is okay for a girl or boy to be with someone who is 10 years older or more?
245 responded out of 245 polled
Female
25%
Yes
 
Yes
75%
No
 
No

Male
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
100%
No
 
No

15-19
22%
Yes
 
Yes
78%
No
 
No

20-24
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No

25-30
47%
Yes
 
Yes
53%
No
 
No

31-34
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No

35+
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No
32%
Yes
 
Yes
68%
No
 
No
SEP 18. 2018
Do you think that Government of Belize is doing enough to prevent a girl/boy from living with a boyfriend/girlfriend or getting married?
245 responded out of 245 polled
Female
6%
Yes
 
Yes
94%
No
 
No

Male
5%
Yes
 
Yes
95%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
100%
No
 
No

15-19
4%
Yes
 
Yes
96%
No
 
No

20-24
7%
Yes
 
Yes
93%
No
 
No

25-30
3%
Yes
 
Yes
97%
No
 
No

31-34
33%
Yes
 
Yes
67%
No
 
No

35+
6%
Yes
 
Yes
94%
No
 
No
6%
Yes
 
Yes
94%
No
 
No

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